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Backdoor Shootout Randy Slawson BFG2 146x220 BFGoodrich® Tires Driver Randy Slawson Wins Backdoor Shoot OutGREENVILLE, SC (Feb 3, 2014) – BFGoodrich® Tires driver Randy Slawson, owner of Bomber Fabrication and the 2013 King of the Hammers, won the King Shocks Backdoor Shoot Out on Monday night utilizing the sticky compound of the new Baja T/A KR2.  Second place Cody Waggner, also running BFGoodrich Baja T/A Krawlers, took second with only a half of second separating the two.  Notably, the top three cars in the shootout were Randy Slawson Bomber Fabrication built cars.


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Mopar Takes on ‘King of The Hammers’

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Mopar Mopar Takes on ‘King of The Hammers’HEMI® Crate Engines to Power Spec Class in Every Man Challenge Race

  • Mopar joins the 2014 Griffin King of The Hammers off-road race in a new spec class to debut on Feb 6 in the California desert
  • 8th annual King of The Hammers is an off-road event combining desert racing and rock crawling with four competitive classes
  • Mopar to provide six Gen III 5.7L HEMI® crate engine for first spec class vehicles in the “Every Man Challenge” race category
  • Mopar is scheduled to participate in both 2014 and 2015 editions of event as well as four other Western Regional ULTRA4 Series events
  • More than 35,000 spectators are expected on site and 500,000 will tune into the live online broadcast on ultra4racing.com/live/

Auburn Hills, Mich. (February 6, 2014) – Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand, will be testing its mettle in the southern California desert at the 2014 Griffin King of The Hammers, an event built around what many consider the toughest one-day off-road race in the world that combines desert racing and rock crawling. Read More→

Odyssey Group 65 220x169 ODYSSEY® Battery by EnerSys® Named Official Battery Sponsor of ULTRA4 Racing and 2014 King of the HammersREADING, Pa. (Feb. 5, 2014) – ODYSSEY® Battery by EnerSys® has been named the official battery sponsor of ULTRA4 Racing and the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers presented by Nitto Tire. In addition to the overall sponsorship, ODYSSEY® Battery by EnerSys® has been named primary sponsor of the No. 4706 Spec Class car, which will debut at the 2014 Smittybilt Every Man Challenge on Feb. 6, 2014, in Johnson Valley, Calif. The 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers Ultimate Desert Race will take place on the following day – Feb. 7, 2014.  Read More→

Rancho Suspension Spring Promotion 220x103 Rancho® “Spring Promotion” Offers Enthusiasts Rebates for Performance Shock, Suspension PurchasesLong Beach, Feb. 4, 2014 – Performance enthusiasts looking to upgrade their suspension system and shocks can save through the Rancho “Spring Promotion” program running from March 1 through June 30, 2014. Consumers who participate in the Rancho “Spring Promotion” program will be able to earn up to a $400 Visa® prepaid debit card when they purchase a qualifying Rancho suspension system and performance shock absorbers.

To earn a $400 Visa® prepaid card, consumers must spend more than $1,500 on a qualifying Rancho suspension system and set of Rancho shocks. To earn a $300 Visa® prepaid card, consumers must spend between $800 and $1,499 on a qualifying Rancho suspension system and set of Rancho shocks. Read More→

Chicago Pneumatic CP7732 220x220 Chicago Pneumatic Introduces the New CP7732 Stubby 1/2 Impact Wrench Unparalleled power to weight/size ratio for general mechanic applications in confined spaces Chicago Pneumatic, since 1901 a quality leader in high-performance air tools, is launching the CP7732, an ultra-compact and powerful impact wrench designed for difficult work in confined spaces. At only 4.4″ long (112 mm), this stubby powerhouse is ideal for transmission, engine, and brake work. Read More→

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extendable telescoping magnetic flashlights 220x160 Extendable Magnetic Flashlight Pick Up Tool by ImpeltronicsMechanicsburg, PA: This high quality LED Extendable Magnetic Flashlight that can be used for everyday household projects, provides the following features and capabilities.

The main functionality of this LED Magnetic Flashlight Tool offers the ability for the user to find and retrieve objects in hard to reach areas.  The magnets in both the head and tail end of the flashlight permit the recovery of magnetic objects. Read More→

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Larson Electronics 5 foot LED task light 220x146 Larson Electronics Reveals a New Five Foot LED Task Light with End ConnectorsLongtime leader in commercial and industrial grade lighting equipment Larson Electronics has announced the release of an Explosion Proof LED Aluminum Drop Light. Constructed to be completely impact and weather resistant, this LED drop light sacrifices no light output or quality to obtain these features.

The FTL-5-LED-ILC-50 LED drop light from Larson Electronics is ideal in practically any environment including general maintenance, construction, aircraft interior, emergency shelter, long narrow pathways, and shipyards. The LED lamp in these drop lights offer much longer lamp life, cooler operation, higher durability, and better light quality than incandescent drop lights. This LED task light is shock resistant and is durable enough to withstand drops, falls, and rough handling. Read More→

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2013 3rd Place Finisher Chicky Barton Tests & Tunes 

Larry McRae King of the Hammers 220x146 BFGoodrich® Tires Starts Pre Running at King of the HammersGREENVILLE, SC (Feb 1, 2014) – BFGoodrich® Tires has over a hundred teams on the lake bed sporting some kind of BFGoodrich tread pattern from the brand new Baja T/A KR2 prototype tire on reigning King Randy Slawson’s car, to teams running the more common Krawler T/A or Mud-Terrain T/A.

Saturday at King of the Hammers is a set-up day.  The steady stream of vehicles coming down the dirt road seems endless.  The tents that were once empty fill up with buggies, tools and tires.  BFGoodrich is a tire of choice for many teams. Read More→

2014 King of the Motos Preview

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

2014 King of the Motos 220x67 2014 King of the Motos PreviewFebruary 1, 2014 (Johnson Valley, CA) – The 2014 King of the Motos Presented by Trail Tech officially begins today in Johnson Valley, California.  The event, dubbed the toughest extreme enduro in the United States will combine open desert racing with the punishing rock climbs and decents the Hammers trails are known for.  This year marks the third edition of the race and kicks off the entire week of Griffin King of the Hammers Presented by Nitto. Read More→

Reigning King Randy Slawson Prepared to Defend Crown on BFGoodrich Tires   

Randy Slawson BFGoodrigh KOH 220x146 BFGoodrich(R) Tires Offers $5000 Contingency 2014 Griffin King of the HammersGREENVILLE, SC (Jan 31, 2014) – BFGoodrich® Tires is announcing a $5000 contingency award for the winner of the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers.  BFGoodrich has been the winning tire choice at the King of the Hammers the past two years and a total of five of the six total races.   The BFGoodrich Tires team will be onsite and offering tire support from Monday afternoon thru Saturday morning, with full pit service available on Friday February 7th at Main Pit.  Read More→

30% Brighter Output at a Lower Price Point

VisionX Solo Pod 220x116 Vision X Lighting Releases a New Generation of Solo PodsJanuary 29, 2014 – Auburn, WA – Vision X Lighting has announced a new generation of the 2” Square Solo LED Pod. While maintaining the same die-cast aluminum housing and mounting system, the new Solo Pod introduces new LED technology and optics for more effective light output. From the 2” square housing, the Solo produces 540 effective lumens with next generation LED technology, 30% more light than the standard Solo Pod.

This next generation of Solo Pods also feature redesigned optics available in 10° narrow, 30° wide, 60° extra wide, and 30° by 65° elliptical. These configurations make the Solo Pod ideal for any number of applications including UTV/ATV use, truck backup lighting use, fog light kits, and many more applications. In addition to the next generation Solo Pod, the original Solo Pod part numbers are still available for order at this time.

Next Generation Solo Pod Beam Patterns:

New Solo
Pod Item #
New Solo
Pod Part #
Original Solo Pod
Item # Cross Reference
New Solo Pod Description Jobber
XIL-S1110 9888156 XIL-S1100 10° Narrow Beam Solo Pod $99.00
XIL-S1130 9888163 XIL-S1102 30° Wide Beam Solo Pod $99.00
XIL-S1160 9888170 XIL-S1101 60° Extra Wide Beam Solo Pod $99.00
XIL-S11e3065 9888187 XIL-S1103 30° by 65° Elliptical Beam Solo Pod $99.00

VisionX Omni Link 220x163 Vision X Lighting Releases a New Generation of Solo PodsSolo Pod Features:

  • Mounting and application accessories available
  • Expand to Create Multiple Bar solutions
  • Less than 1 amp power consumption
  • Omni-Link interlocking system
  • Adjustable mounting bracket
  • Die-cast aluminum housing
  • Polycarbonate lens
  • Patent # D610,725

The Solo Pod revolutionized the lighting world both due to the compact 2” square form factor and the attachable accessories which create a versatile, universal lighting solution. With available handle mounts, helmet mounts, handlebar mounts, and battery packs, the Solo Light Pod will light the way. For portable, universal, take-anywhere light, the Solo LED Pod is the solution.  For more information visit www.visionxusa.com or call (888) 489-9820.

 

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BFGoodrich BFGoodrich® Tires Focuses on Performance and Support As  Desert Racing Season Begins PARKER, Ariz. (Jan. 30, 2014) – As the weekend quickly approaches, drivers and crews are preparing for the opening race of the 2014 Best In The Desert series, which launches the year’s desert racing season. The festivities and race will take place in the town of Parker, Arizona. This race will showcase the competition for the year, including drivers relying on BFGoodrich® Tires and its unmatched support, such as BITD Overall 2013 Champion, Jason Voss.  Read More→

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